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2011-11-07 10:30:36

X-ray images known as CT scans can help confirm gout in patients who are suspected of having the painful condition but receive negative results from traditional tests, a Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org) study has found. The type of CT scan analyzed, dual-energy computed tomography, also is valuable for diagnosing people who cannot be tested with the typical method of drawing fluid from joints, researchers found. The study is being presented at the American College of Rheumatology...

2011-11-02 13:00:00

Cindy Xia's research on the incidence and treatment of gout among hospitalized patients received top honors at the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Xia will present her research at the national conference later this year. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 A St. Elizabeth medical resident has taken first place in a state-wide medical research competition and will present her work nationally later this year. Dr. Cindy...

2011-10-03 19:44:55

Comfort, fit, support and cost important factors in selecting footwear New research shows that use of poor footwear is common among patients with gout. According to the study published today in Arthritis Care & Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), gout patients who make poor footwear choices experienced higher foot-related pain, impairment and disability. Gout patients also reported that comfort, fit, support and cost were the most important...

2011-08-16 23:25:47

As an alternative to a conventional treatment for gout that some patients may not respond to, patients with severe, chronic gout who received the medication pegloticase for 6 months had greater improvement in measures of uric acid levels as well as physical function and quality of life, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. Long-term urate (a salt derived from uric acid) lowering therapy in gout aims to maintain concentrations of uric acid (UA) below a certain level. However,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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